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What Indeed is Shared Hosting

If you have made a decision to build your very own personal website, but are not quite certain about what a website is and are unfamiliar with the phrase "shared hosting", this article is devoted to explaining these concepts in simple language.

What precisely is a web site?

A web site is an amalgamation of webpages assembled systematically. It has a unique web address, also known as a URL (Uniform Resource Locator). A web site may have just one webpage and sometimes may even include as many as a thousand webpages.

What is a hosting server?

A hosting server permits you to upload your site onto it. In some cases, there might be even 1000's of sites on a single web hosting server. The hosting server basically is a computer with special hardware, which is situated in a data center facility with special cooling systems, whose task is to ensure the smooth operation of the hosting server and all the web sites hosted on it.

To sum up, a hosting server will be truly a launch pad when the time arrives for you to launch your web site. It could be any type of web site - a business web site consisting of many pages, or a website, which includes just several web pages and which you have created simply for your friends and family members.

You've reached a decision about what your web site will be, now what?

As soon as you have decided what sort of site you would like to create, the next move is to discover what sort of web hosting service you must select for your Internet adventure. Basically, there are two kinds of hosting services - free-of-cost hosting services and paid web hosting services. The charge-free web hosting solution is typically utilized by users that do not possess a business web site.

Pluses and minuses of the charge-free web hosting solution

You will not obtain a lot of options with a free-of-charge website hosting package. Features such as bandwidth, memory and hard drive space are restricted and inadequate for a complex Internet shop or a corporate web site, or even for a website with lots of graphics. What's more, there are lots of banner commercials inserted on your website by the hosting company. These advertisements take up lots of space on your web site and are very frustrating.

Shared website hosting

The professional paid shared website hosting services are more stable and include lots of sophisticated features beside the high-quality server that will accommodate your website and its files. In spite of that, it is important to find out which features your web site needs before choosing your web hosting package. You should not hurry and wind up spending money on something that your web site does not need.

Pick your web hosting supplier

It is not tough to find a web hosting vendor. You need to simply carry out an online search in order to find a web hosting services provider that satisfies your site's requirements. Before you take your actual decision, explore the features of the web hosting packages offered by the hosting distributors that have made you an impression. We, for example, are among the top-notch web hosting service providers on the marketplace these days. The extensive range of web hosting services and our prices are what renders us an enticing option. However, you must establish what sort of web hosting solution you need and if the price corresponds to your budget. Moreover, you must always remember to read the web hosting supplier's Terms of Use prior to subscribing to verify that your site is not abusing them.

Opening a hosting account

As soon as you have found out what features are best for your website, the next step is to open an account with the hosting services provider of your choosing. You will be given all the needed tools for handling your website files and databases. With us, for example, you will acquire a Control Panel, which comprises domain name, website, database and email box account management sections. You log in the web hosting Control Panel using your unique username and password, which grants you safe access to the part of the hosting server where your web site will be located.

Uploading your website

You can either upload your website through FTP or, as is with most hosting providers, via a web-based tool that is integrated within the web hosting Control Panel. With us, the File Manager is very user-friendly and offers features comparable to those encountered in Windows Explorer, which makes file manipulation very easy. We offer additionally a site builder and a PHP-powered script installation tool, which you can utilize to create your site if you possess no programming abilities and are making your very first steps in web design. The web-based site builder, called SiteStudio, will also save you the time and effort of creating a website on your personal computer and then uploading it via an FTP program or the File Manager interface.